Thursday 12

BE THE DIFFERENCE BENEFIT honoring Donald Suggs and featuring Judge Glenda Hatchett at Windows off Washington to benefit Voices for Children, 552-2454.

MEET US @ THE MAGIC HOUSE GALA at The Magic House to benefit Kirkwood School District Foundation, 213-6123.

TABLE TOPS ANNUAL SPRING EVENT luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 286-1134.

Friday 13

ARTRAGEOUS BAUBLES BALL, featuring Valerie Steele, at Palladium Saint Louis to benefit Craft Alliance, 725-1177, ext. 337.

Saturday 14

2012 CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN GALA at The Chase Park Plaza to benefit SouthSide Early Childhood Center, 333-7111.

BLACK & WHITE GALA honoring Andy Benes at Kemp Auto Museum to benefit BreakDown STL, 960-7625.

ILLUMINATION GALA featuring Minnie Driver at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis to benefit Siteman Cancer Center, 286-0602.

MARIAN MAGIC 2012: A WICKED GOOD TIME at Palladium Saint Louis to benefit Marian Middle School, 771-7674.

Sunday 15

Twenty-fourth annual A TASTEFUL AFFAIR food tasting and auction at The Chase Park Plaza to benefit Food Outreach, 652-3663, ext. 122.

Wednesday 18

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WINE & BEER TASTING EVENT at Genovese Jewelers to benefit St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association, 966-3088.

Thursday 19 LUMINOSITY cocktail party at The Randall Gallery to benefit Aim High St. Louis, 432-9500.

SHARING IS PAIRING food and wine tasting event at Moto Museum to benefit Metro Theater Company, 977-6777.

Saturday 21

WYMAN SPRING DERBY at Mike Shannon’s Outfield to benefit Wyman Center, 636-549-1234.

Sunday 22

PICK-A-PARTY sneak peek at Parties of Note, presented by the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association at Plaza Frontenac to benefit the Symphony and its education and outreach programs, 533-2500.

Tuesday 24

OLD BAGS 2012 cocktail and handbag party at Frontenac Hilton Hotel to benefit Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, 367-8373.

Thursday 26

MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR GRAND FINALE at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis to benefit The Gateway Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 878-0780.

SAVING THE FOREST, SAVING OURSELVES conservation forum with Peter Raven at Saint Louis Zoo to benefit Friends of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, 954-4864.

Friday 27

Third annual GREEN BALL at Moonrise Hotel to benefit EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 721-1111.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW DINNER AUCTION at St. Louis Marriott West to benefit Rainbow Village, 567-1522, ext. 201.

Saturday 28

Tenth annual ANGEL BALL: ONE NIGHT IN TUSCANY at St. Charles Convention Center to benefit Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, 636-947-6164.

Seventh annual AUTHORS BRUNCH featuring Richard Paul Evans and Carol Ferring Shepley at Missouri Athletic Club to benefit Assistance League St. Louis, 636-227-6200.

Eleventh annual BLUE JEAN BALL at The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit Sherwood Forest Camp, 644-3322.

DINNER WITH THE STARS with concert headliner Diana Ross and emcee Joe Buck at Peabody Opera House to benefit Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis, 453-0453.

Coming up in May:

May 3

WHAT’S RIGHT WITH THE REGION awards celebration at The Sheldon Concert Hall to benefit FOCUS St. Louis, 622-1250, ext. 119.

May 5

WALK RUN ’N ROLL FOR PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES at Creve Coeur Park to benefit eight local nonprofits serving people with cognitive and developmental disabilities, 567-8249.

May 25

GARDEN OF LIGHT: LANTERN FESTIVAL PREMIERE GALA at Missouri Botanical Garden to benefit the Garden, 577-5195.